Why Man United’s fans are furious with Harry Maguire’s post-Liverpool comments
Manchester United’s supporters have taken to Twitter in numbers on Sunday evening, to take aim at club captain Harry Maguire.
Salah leads rout
The Red Devils were of course back in action earlier today.
After slipping a full eight points adrift of table-topping Chelsea in the Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men welcomed arch rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford, eyeing a bounce-back result.
Unfortunately for United, however, such hopes were quickly brought to an end by an absolutely rampant Liverpool outfit.
Owing to a Mohamed Salah hat-trick, and further strikes on the part of Naby Keita and Diogo Jota, the visitors ultimately departed Manchester with all three points courtesy of a dominant 5-0 victory.
Mo Salah has written his name in history yet again 🤯
The first Liverpool hat-trick at Old Trafford since November 1936.
Man United go 5-0 down in the second half.
Watch the match here 📺 https://t.co/KAoD7341Cx#OptusSport #PremierLeague pic.twitter.com/pp2Sq2MMkH
— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) October 24, 2021
‘Shouldn’t be captain’
In turn, in the aftermath of Sunday’s marquee clash, it should come as little surprise to hear of a whole host of Manchester United’s stars being singled out for criticism.
As alluded to above, though, condemnation of one such individual did not come due to his latest efforts on the pitch.
The player in question? Harry Maguire.
Speaking in his post-match interview this evening, stopper Maguire was not shy in letting his emotions show, speaking from the heart regarding another difficult day in the history of such a great club.
One comment in particular put forth by the Red Devils captain, however, has since caused quite a star amongst the United faithful:
‘I’m here because I have to be here’, Maguire explained, presumably in reference to taking his place in front of the media in the game’s aftermath:
“I’m here because I have to be here.” 😳 pic.twitter.com/WNYzXSBXJn
— United Peoples TV (@UnitedPeoplesTV) October 24, 2021
Whatever the context, though, the statement has since gone down like a lead balloon, with just some of the enraged social media reaction showcased below:
He shouldn’t be captain if he can’t take ownership on or off the field
— Sean Doyle (@SeanDoyle1984) October 24, 2021
After having a bit of time to digest, watching the game, post match interviews…
Maguire’s interview was ridiculous, I’m only here because I have to be ?
Show some fight, don’t act like a coward… no excuses for today but moving forward our actions will speak louder than words👊🏻
— Pat Mustard’s Back Up (@Pat_Mustard2) October 24, 2021
Worst captain in the history of the club. Isn’t even worth £10m
— ⚡B.L.A.C.K.–.C.H.Y.L.D⚡ (@ogba_SAEED) October 24, 2021
I can’t believe that someone decided to put 85 million euros for this idiot,and after that named him a captain. Just compare him to Rio or Vidic ffs
— Red Devil (@Ned_Bad) October 24, 2021
what a disgrace by Harry Maguire to say ‘I’m here because I have to be here’. I’m stunned. Absolute shambles this club is in man. The work ole has done is slowly crumbling away. He needs to resign asap.
And now on that note, I’m actually going to bed👍🏼
— ☄️ (@PauIP6) October 24, 2021
@HarryMaguire93 ‘I’m here because I have to be’ you’re there because you are captain and should be fucking counting your chickens you are because your performances don’t warrant that armband lad
— Stefan Sales (@stefansales1) October 24, 2021
Still not over that shite excuse of a post-match interview by @HarryMaguire93. ‘I’m here because I have to be here’. What an utter shithouse.
— Andrew Maksymowski (@Maskyy) October 24, 2021
Maguire in his interview saying “I’m here because I have to be here” he’s the captain of man utd.. that’s just embarrassing. He’s not a leader at all, never takes any responsibility and can’t organise his defence
— Connor McKiniry (@Mckinty20) October 24, 2021
Did Maguire really said “I’m here because I have to be here” in his post-match interview?
That’s the Manchester United captain…🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️
— Pog_Han (@zawhan03) October 24, 2021
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